25 August, 2009


The recent decision by Lunas assemblyman Mohd Radzhi Salleh to quit PKR and be an independent assemblyman in Kedah had drawn a lot of criticism from leaders of Pakatan Rakyat.

It is highly inappropriate for Pakatan Rakyat leaders to condemn their ex-members, including making wild allegations against their ex-members, labelling them as liability and calling their decision to quit voluntarily as part of cleaning up process of their party. All this is only said after they left Pakatan Rakyat.

If Pakatan Rakyat leaders, including their de facto leader Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim, genuinely intend to weed out their assemblyperson and members that they think would be a liability and “nuisance in Pakatan Rakyat’s struggle for change”, they should do it immediately by sacking or suspending such members in accordance to their party constitution.

23 August, 2009


I refer to the announcement today by Lunas assemblyman Mohd Radzhi Salleh to quit PKR and be an independent assemblyman in Kedah. However, there is no decision yet on whether his position as a Kedah State EXCO would be maintained.

In view of the current situation, it would be timely for Dato Seri Azizan Razak, Menteri Besar of Kedah to replace the Ex-PKR EXCO with a DAP assemblyman in Kedah.

I hope that the existence of the representative of DAP Kedah in the Kedah State EXCO will give opportunity to DAP Kedah to voice out their grouses in the state EXCO meeting. This would include allowing DAP Kedah to propose in the state EXCO and vote in favour of cancellation of the increase of Bumi Quota from 30% to 50% for certain housing development in Kedah and to resolve other issues which led to their so-called dramatic pull out from Pakatan Rakyat in Kedah in early July.

10 August, 2009


I refer to the meeting between between Y.B. Lim Kit Siang and Menteri Besar Kedah, Dato Seri Azizan Abdul Razak on 9th July, 2009 at Kuala Lumpur. The MB Kedah later claimed that the issue relating to the increase of the Bumi Quota in certain housing certain development was fully explained to Y.B. Lim Kit Siang and the issue that arises had been resolved.
[source: Harakah Daily on 10th July, 2009] http://www.harakahdaily.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=21620&Itemid=1

Since a month after the joint proclaimation by Y.B. Lim Kit Siang and MB Kedah that the issues arising in Kedah had been resolved, the increase of the bumi quota from 30% to 50% for the certain housing development had remained in Kedah. Such a policy could have been cancelled immediately by any state EXCO meeting within that month.

I would like to express my disappointment on Y.B. Lim Kit Siang and DAP Kedah in failing to ensure the cancellation of the said increase of the bumi quota after a month since the joint proclaimation with MB Kedah.

It is now important for Y.B. Lim Kit Siang to explain why did he jointly announce with MB Kedah that the issue that arises in Kedah had been resolved when nothing concrete had been done.

I hope that the interest of all Kedahans will not be sacrificed for the sake of ensuring stability of Pakatan Rakyat at national level.